Events at Kensal Green Cemetery

Events at Kensal Green Cemetery
This September, the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery are excited to invite you to two events that will take place at the Kensal Green Cemetery in London, United Kingdom.

Victorian Death and Mourning

Tuesday, 5th September 2023, at 19.30

At no other period in British history were there such excesses in funerary pomp at all levels of society as during the nineteenth century. This talk will examine Victorian attitudes to death and consider the associated paraphernalia, including the hearses, mourning dresses and keepsakes.

Robert Stephenson is a tour leader at three Victorian cemeteries and the chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends.

The event will take place at the Dissenter's Chapel of Kensal Green Cemetery, 391 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AB. Please arrive by the entrance from Ladbroke Grove, which will be open specially for this event.

Doors open at 18.45 pm for refreshments and wine.

This event was to take place at Brompton Cemetery, but the venue was changed to Kensal Green Cemetery.

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Napoleonic Stories at Kensal Green Cemetery

Saturday, 23rd September 2023, from 10.30 to 16.00

Guided Walk – Interactive talk and costumed presentation - Refreshments

Kensal Green Cemetery is the last resting place of probably more participants in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars than any other civilian location. Over two hundred members of the army and navy of the time are there, as well as a number of civilian witnesses. We propose an event that would remember them and the turbulent times they lived through.

The event will also cover the social history and culture of the period, including entertainment and the roles of women and families.

A buffet lunch is included.

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Please note: where applicable the member discount code is: FoKGC2023
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